Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1914

Comments

Lyric and Music by J.R. Shannon

Duets

The Witmark Black and White Series

M. Witmark & Sons New York

Copyright MCMXIV by M. Witmark & Sons

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Abstract

VERSE 1
Over in Kilarney,
Many years ago,
Me Mither sang a song to me
In tones so sweet and low.
Just a simple little ditty,
In her good ould Irish way,
And I’d give the world if she could sing
That song to me this day.

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Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Hush, now don’t you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
That’s an Irish lullaby.
VERSE 2
Oft, in dreams, I wander
To that cot again,
I feel her arms a huggin’ me
As when she held me then.
And I hear her voice a hummin’
To me as in the day of yore,
When she used to rock me fast asleep
Outside the cabin door.

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